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Tim Kerr
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
225 lb (102 kg)
Teams Philadelphia Flyers (19801991)
New York Rangers (1991–1992)
Hartford Whalers (1992–1993)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born January 5 1960 (1960-01-05) (age 56),
Windsor, ON, CAN
Pro Career 1980 – 1993

Timothy Kerr (born January 5, 1960 in Windsor, Ontario) is a retired professional winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing careerEdit

Kerr was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers. It proved to be a great move for Philadelphia, as Kerr scored 50 goals four times, and set the NHL single-season record for power-play goals in a season with 34 in the 1985–86 season. That season was particularly interesting in that in September 1985 he was hospitalized with aseptic meningitis.

Kerr was an almost unmovable presence in the slot during his prime. Hockey Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier once joked that the only way to stop Kerr was to wrap chains around his arms and legs. But Trottier retracted that statement almost immediately by saying that that still probably would not stop him.

However, Kerr's career was plagued with injuries, as he missed almost the complete 1982–83 and 1987–88 seasons. In the latter, he had five shoulder operations in a fourteen month period. Also in October 1990, his wife died at the age of 30 just ten days after the birth of their baby.

Kerr played one season each with the New York Rangers and the Hartford Whalers.

Post-playing careerEdit

Kerr is the owner of the Pensacola Ice Flyers, a team of the Southern Professional Hockey League set to begin play for the 2009-10 season.

Awards and honoursEdit

  • Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team (1987)
  • Awarded the Bill Masterton Trophy (1989)
  • Played in the NHL All-Star Game (1984, 1985, 1986)

RecordsEdit

  • Holds NHL single-season record for most power-play goals (34 in 1985–86)
  • Holds Philadelphia Flyers team record for most 50-goal seasons (4)
  • Shares NHL playoff record for most goals in a period (4 on April 13, 1985)
  • Holds NHL playoff record for most power-play goals in a period (3 on April 13, 1985)

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976–77 Windsor Spitfires OMJHL 9 2 4 6 7 3 0 0 0 0
1977–78 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 67 14 25 39 33 5 0 0 0 0
1978–79 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 57 17 25 42 27 6 1 1 2 2
1979–80 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 63 40 33 73 39 3 0 1 1 16
1979–80 Maine Mariners AHL 7 2 4 6 2 -- -- -- -- --
1980–81 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 68 22 23 45 84 10 1 3 4 2
1981–82 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 61 21 30 51 138 4 0 2 2 2
1982–83 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 24 11 8 19 6 2 2 0 2 0
1983–84 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 79 54 39 93 29 3 0 0 0 0
1984–85 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 54 44 98 57 12 10 4 14 13
1985–86 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 76 58 26 84 79 5 3 3 6 8
1986–87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 75 58 37 95 57 12 8 5 13 2
1987–88 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 8 3 2 5 12 6 1 3 4 4
1988–89 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 69 48 40 88 73 19 14 11 25 27
1989–90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 40 24 24 48 34 -- -- -- -- --
1990–91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 27 10 14 24 8 -- -- -- -- --
1991–92 New York Rangers NHL 32 7 11 18 12 8 1 0 1 0
1992–93 Hartford Whalers NHL 22 0 6 6 7 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 655 370 304 674 596 81 40 31 71 58

ReferencesEdit

  • The Greatest Players and Moments of the Philadelphia Flyers Fischler, Stan ISBN 1571672346 pg. 27

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Bob Bourne
Bill Masterton Trophy Winner
1989
Succeeded by
Gord Kluzak

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